The Art Restart Story
Art Restart is a social enterprise which sells original art in the form of greeting cards created by the artists of The Gathering Place. Our artists are women and transgender individuals who are experiencing homelessness or poverty. Each artist receives a 5% royalty when her cards are sold, an amount that is among the highest percentage when compared to the industry standard.
By selling bulk orders of 50 cards or more of beautiful, original pieces of art, we hope our cards connect more people to our mission.
Art Restart has its roots in The Card Project, an initiative started by The Gathering Place more than 25 years ago. The Card Project sells individual handmade cards and distributes the profits to the artists as each card is sold. It offers the women opportunities for confidence-building, self-expression, and financial gain. The artwork touches the lives of both artist and customer and remains one of our strongest program offerings at The Gathering Place. Art Restart is a separate, social enterprise selling licensed original artwork in the form of cards by our artists. Art Restart orders are available in bulk only. Through Art Restart we are engaging in a new initiative to connect with a larger audience and tell our story.
The Gathering Place
Art Restart sells greeting cards created by the artists of The Gathering Place (TGP), Denver's only daytime drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.
The center provides a variety of programs and services for those who enter our doors, including a beautiful art studio that provides a safe and supportive environment for our members to be expressive, gain confidence and income, as well as be part of a community. Learn more at: www.tgpdenver.org